New Mexico Museum of Art - Past, Present,
Three New Mexico Photographers
David Taylor, Border Monument 5,
N 31º 47.033’ W 106º
44.500’, 2008, Archival Inkjet on
(Santa Fe, New Mexico) - New
Mexico photographers Michael Berman, David
Taylor, and Connie Samaras will be featured
in an exhibition of their work at the New Mexico
Museum of Art opening October 28, 2011 running
through Apr 22, 2012.
Each of the three photographers
in this exhibition, Michael Berman, David
Taylor, and Connie Samaras, presents us with a
desert landscape that is simultaneously of the
present, reflecting the past and hinting at the
Michael Berman’s work focuses on
the years he has spent photographing the
Chihuahuan Desert grasslands, an area that
includes portions of New Mexico, Texas and
Northern Mexico. Having studied biology,
Berman’s images reveal the rugged beauty of the
land, but also the evolution of that eco-system.
David Taylor’s large scale color
photographs are from an on-going project to
locate and document all 276 of the monuments
that delineate the international border between
the United State and Mexico.
Connie Samaras documents the
building of Spaceport America in southern New
Mexico. Her pictures reveal the history of the
land and speculation about the future.
All three photographers bring
into focus a landscape that exists within a
frame that that is biological, political and
Michael Berman and David Taylor
are both Guggeheim Foundation Fellows, and
Connie Samaras is a full professor at the
University of California, Irvine.
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